I would like to express my support for my friend Lya Batlle-Rafferty for the Hopkinton School Committee.
Lya has a degree in cognitive science from MIT and a master’s in adult education and training.
I served with Lya on the Board of Assessors. I found her to be a very good assessor, thoughtful, knowledgeable and decisive (very good qualities of leadership). Her service on that board gives her an insight to Hopkinton’s assessing and taxing structure that will be beneficial in her future move to School Committee. Lya will be missed as an assessor, however, her love of education leads her to seek to apply her skills in that direction.
Lya has two sons, Gabriel and Blake, and both have graduated from the Hopkinton school system, Gabriel as a member of this graduating class of 2020. This gives Lya a firsthand parental experience with the schools.
Lya knows the uncertain challenges facing Hopkinton and the school system for the next few years both in daily operations and fiduciary responsibilities. Lya is ready and willing to meet the future head on. We are fortunate to have someone of her integrity to step up as a candidate at this time.
I recommend Lya Batlle-Rafferty for election to the Hopkinton School Committee and ask your consideration. Vote. We need her.
— Mary Jo LaFreniere, Hopkinton
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